Prokroustis (668) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - OCT 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pitch dark brown body with an off white head. Very nice aroma with roasted malts, caramel, ash, berries, honey, black coffee. Medium, smooth body with little carbonation. Nice balanced flavour with cereal, bread, caramel, licorice, berries, a herbal bitterness.
generallee08 (64) - New York, USA - OCT 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 330ml bottle into a small mug. The label lists the abv at 6.5% and there is a "Best Before End" date.
Appearance: It has a black body which is nearly opaque. When held up to the light there is dark reddish hue near the edge of the glass. A light tan, two finger tall head rests on top. It is thick and long lasting. Lacing is minimal and slick.
Smell: The aroma has dark roasted maltiness with hints of roasted coffee. Elderberry notes are noticeable but very light and subdued. I would like just a bit more of the berry.
Taste/Palate: Its flavor runs right with the aroma. There is a dark roasted base with notes of dark chocolate/bitter coffee and just the slightest hint of elderberry. The finish has a mild herbal and berry tartness to it. Its palate is medium bodied with a very smooth light texture.
Notes: I found this beer to be very interesting. The fruit is light and delicate. I think it is better to be light on fruit vs. heavy and syrupy.
Theis (12484) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home - shared with Mette & Jørgen.Clear dark brown - offwhite head. Roasted, spicy, cardemom, nice malty, fruity, spicy elderberyr, dark fruits, bitter zest.. Tjaaa.
TrappistenOli (318) - Bern, SWITZERLAND - OCT 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dunkelbraun, geringe schaumbildung, aroma nach beeren, antrunk etwas fruchtigkeit, abgang gewisse röstmalzigkeit, feinherber nachklang, feine rezenz
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kraddel (2326) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - OCT 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle at home, obtained trough cgarvieuk
pours dark brown, good white head
smell is dark malts
taste is very intresting. chocolate ( in bits) some bitterness, roasted malts ( a bit) low carbo . dont get much of the fruits, but i supose they are the reason this is such a complex taste , for this abv ?
mouthfeel is thin, but not too thin .
very nice actualy
kapusil (502) - HUNGARY - OCT 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0.33l bottle. Black body, light brown head. Aroma of chocolate, cherry, caramel and elderberry. Taste of cocoa, cherry, elderberry and caramel. Very nice.
mzaar (1328) - Varberg, SWEDEN - SEP 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flaska köpt @ Edinburgh Castle Shop. Svart med medelstort moccafärgat skum. Arom av rostat kaffe, röda bär, citrus. Precis som i doften känner jag inget av flädern. Här är det choklad, espresso, lakrits, citron som dominerar. Mjuk och lätt kolsyrig munkänsla.
ComradeK (903) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - SEP 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle. Pours an opaque black, with a medium light beige head, which lasts well and leaves decent lacing. Smooth milk chocolate malt, fruity berry notes and herbal bitterness make up the aroma. There is sharp, tart berry flavour up front, with a touch of herbal bitterness from the bog myrtle coming in next. These flavours lead nicely into a smooth, slightly sweet malt body, with plenty of milk chocolate flavour. The berry flavour reappears in the finish and lingers as an aftertaste. Elderberries seem to work very well as a bittering agent, and blend nicely with the dark malt flavours, giving this beer a unique feel.
ghendrix (80) - Cardiff, WALES - SEP 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark reddish brown with a thin brown head. Nose is chocolate malts and berries. The sour/sweet mix of the choc, caramel and berries is a really pleasant flavour. There’s a slightly floral quality to it. Smooth dark choclate bitterness and the fruit take over the medium-length finish. Medium body and fairly slick mouthfeel. It’s a very lovely beer.
DrSilverworm (4734) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
11.2oz bottle from Dilly Cafe, for $2.50. Best by date reads "June 2012". Sucks that it’s so old, but I’ve never seen this one anywhere else so I picked it up without much hesitation. Very dark brown / red clear color. Thin tan head. Nose has some dark chocolate, balanced nicely with dark, lightly tart rich chocolaty earthy berry flavor, lasts long into the aftertaste. Much better flavor than expected. Medium-plus body. Smooth, sort of soft, lighter carbonation, lightly dry texture, but satisfyingly full. Good mild bitter taste, moderate bitter sweet. Surprisingly good, unique ale. Only a hint of oxidization in the background, doesn’t spoil the beer at all.